Sunday, March 22, 2009
Georgetown Royal Toastmasters has been meeting for one year every Monday at noon at the Scott County Public Library. It is a partnership between Toastmasters and the library. Membership is open to anyone 18 or older who would like to improve his public speaking skills. This is Clint giving one of his manual speeches. His speech on Darwin was exceptional. That's Ashley timing Clint's speech. Ashley joined us after spending time at another Toastmaster club. His long experience is evident in his excellent speeches.
Still learning about my new camera. Here are some experiments in macro photography. Looking into my kitchen from the dining room table. Notice how the nearest chair portion is slightly out of focus. I like how the chair curves away.
This is the William Hinton family cemetery I discovered while driving around after my bike ride. It is on Davis Turkeyfoot Road between Hinton Cemetery and Mt. Gilead Church roads in northern Scott County. There are some WW2 vets buried here. See the ghost?
Took a short 10 mile ride in the fairly new Westwoods subdivision north of Northern Elementary school off US 25. I did a number of repeat loops to total 10 miles. Had only one dog encounter. Westwoods is still really wide open country. This is a lovely plain. Notice the hunter's stand in the lower left.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
A neighbor's mailbox and yellow bush. More pretty flowers in my neighborhood.
This is my attempt at "before and after." These are the springtime version pics of the earlier Ice Storm Slams Scott County pics. See what a difference no snow and ice make. BBQ anyone? These table and chairs were covered in icicles not too long ago.
Spring is here. Today was the first time on my bike since Fall 2008. I rode through my neighborhood observing signs of approaching spring. Hard to believe there was an ice storm a little more than a month ago.